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Shania Twain’s “Soldier” dedicated to the men and women of the CAF

On a chilly spring day in April 2018, Shania Twain visited CFB Esquimalt to thank the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces for the work they do defending the country.

In a quote from the CDR, (Canada’s Defence Magazine), Twain explained the inspiration behind the song. 

“I wrote this song about the heartbreak of saying a sad goodbye to a loved-one that is heading off, and with the feeling of never being certain they would ever return, so that left a deep sadness in me, and I wrote the song with the sentiment of the soldier, knowing that the soldiers are out there often feeling very alone, because obviously being very far from home and loved ones,” Twain explained.

Today, like every day, we remember.

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Michelle Levesque

Fate brought Michelle Levesque to the CMFMAG family and she considers herself lucky be part of the journey of watching the Magazine bloom into greatness. Her motivation comes from working with a strong group of military spouses who are dedicated to providing information about those who support the Canadian military family community. Michelle believes in Cyndi’s mission first and for most and prides herself on being Cyndi’s and the magazine’s champion. “No” is not an option in Michelle’s world. When Cyndi describes the magazine as her “5th child”, Michelle describes herself as “Cyndi’s 5th child’s Nanny”. Michelle is married to Bob, a Combat Engineer Veteran and has 3 grown children, 2 boxers, and 5 cats. With only 1 year in Lahr Germany and 4 years in Oromocto NB, the Levesque’s called Petawawa home. (19 years out of 25 years together.) Now settled in Embrun ON, Michelle works where there is an internet connection. With her infectious enthusiasm, sense of humour and sheer determination to succeed, Michelle excitedly awaits where the CMFMAG goes next!

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